Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cancelled: Granfondo Giro di Lombardia, 18 October

Several readers have asked about the status of the Granfondo Giro di Lombardia on October 18th.

I inquired with the organizer, RCSSPORT, and they have replied that the event has been cancelled.

The official reply:
"La Gran Fondo Giro di Lombardia รจ stata annullata per “problemi legati alla sicurezza del percorso”. La zona di Como dove - come negli anni passati - la prova avrebbe dovuto svolgersi, ha problemi connessi al traffico domenicale, soprattutto in ottobre, problemi che impediscono la chiusura delle strade durante la gara."

Translation: "The granfondo has been cancelled for “problems related to the security of the course." The Como zone, where in past the gran fondo would take place, has problems with Sunday traffic, above all in October. These problems prevent the closing of the roads during the gran fondo."

I've included the course map (click on image to enlarge) from 2008 should anyone want to recreate the route themselves. The blue is "corto" course and the red is the "lungo".

Photos: the 2008 course map, Lake Como

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